· Gold Hockey Book 8 · Elise Faber
59 reviews

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Calle Stevens wasn’t what one would call a risk-taker.

She was steady. She was even. She was . . . pregnant.


Her life was ruined.

She was an assistant coach for the professional hockey team, the San Francisco Gold. She didn’t have any family in the area, didn’t have a partner. How was she going to have a baby? But then…


A star player for the team, he’d found out about the baby, and as much as she tried to push him away, he refused to keep his distance.

And as the weeks went by, she didn’t want him to stay away.

She wanted him to come even closer.

59 reviews
Anne Donaldson
June 15, 2020
I wish more authors realized how vital it is to have the reader engaged from the start of the book – because Elise Faber has that down to an art. Calle, herself a national team hockey player, now an NHL coach, is dumped by her ex when she falls pregnant after a night with him – and Cooper, who’s long had a crush on her, steps up. I think the word that best describes Cooper is kind; he manages to override all Calle’s objections (and there are several that are not easy to override). This is the 8th in the series, and they just keep getting better and better. I received a free copy of this book. This review was posted voluntarily.
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Diane Subsits Lynch
June 15, 2020
Elise Faber hits it in the net with Coasting (Gold Hockey #8). In this story, San Francisco Gold assistant coach Calle Stevens just discovered she is pregnant by her ex-boyfriend. Offense-man Cooper (Coop) Armstrong was there for her. Both have been attracted to each other for years but never acted on it. Cooper decides to put “Operation Out-Stubborn” into place and win her over. This contemporary sports romance is suitable for adult readers. I like Calle. She is a former member of the women’s national hockey team. After an injury, she goes into coaching. She gets an amazing opportunity to coach in the NHL. She becomes pregnant by her ex. She decides to keep the baby. Coop is the first good guy to come into Calle’s life. All the others, including her dad, let her down. However, there is the issue that Calle is Coop’s coach. The situation that starts Calle's and Coop’s relationship was awkward and entertaining. I love the Cotton Candy/Snickers analogy. I appreciated the support within the team in various scenarios throughout the book. They are a family not just a team. Coasting was skillfully written and heartwarming. The characters were faced with interesting challenges. Coop is a great guy. I love his persistence, protectiveness, and thoughtfulness. Coasting is a praiseworthy addition to the Gold Hockey series. Followers of the series will not be disappointed. I recommend this book to people who enjoy sports romances. I am looking forward to Liam’s story in the next book, Centered. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
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Miranda Booktique
September 12, 2020
Now THIS was a nice change from the norm. A female hockey player turned NHL Assistant Coach. Not only that but a tiny one that is extremely intelligent and knows her hockey skills. It made her showing up the men on her team even better than expected. Hilarious even. still my heart. Everything a woman would want in a man. Not cocky or a player, all perfect including the audiobooks he listens to. 😉 A man that even when he has the woman still has the need to woo and take care of her. What is not to love about him! This was the first book out of the series I picked up being as it was a freebie and I love it! Did not feel like I missed out but made me crave wanting to read the others. There were two epilogues and the second one pretty much just opens up for the next book in the series. Leaves you with a tad bit on a hanger but not enough to be frustrating. Overall I really loved this and I want more.
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About the author

USA Today bestselling author, Elise Faber, loves chocolate, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and hockey (the order depending on the day and how well her team—the Sharks!—are playing). She and her husband also play as much hockey as they can squeeze into their schedules, so much so that their typical date night is spent on the ice. Elise changes her hair color more often than some people change their socks, loves sparkly things, and is the mom to two exuberant boys.

She lives in Northern California. Connect with her in her Facebook group, the Fabinators or email her at

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